The Cheeky Schoolie Tournament is all about Conservation. Slated for its 12th annual striped bass tournament on May 20th, Cheeky Fishing raises significant funds for striped bass conservation groups including Stripers Forever, Keep Fish Wet and the American Saltwater Guides Association. The tournament, held each spring on Cape Cod, is the largest fly-fishing tournament in the world and is adamantly catch and release. With all the proceeds going to conservation, last year the tournament donated almost $28,000. With teams being disqualified if fish are not photographed at the waterline, this year the Schoolie is working on some angler research with UMASS researchers to do a massive catch and release study during the tournament.
“The Tournament is about fun, bringing some business to the cape, and above all, the fish,” said Peter Vandergrift of Cheeky Fishing.
The Cheeky Schoolie registration is for a team of two anglers so grab your partner and register right away.
Registration is full - but spots may open up! Join our waiting list for the first chance to join this years tournament.
Striped Bass Conservation
Every year the Cheeky Schoolie Tournament, with the help of participants and great sponsors gives away all the proceeds to striped bass conservation. For 2021 that was $21,000. In 2022 with Costa Sunglasses, we are proud to introduce the Striped Bass Conservation Symposium hosted by the American Saltwater Guide Association, and were able to donate $27,380 towards striped bass conservation.